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Sep 27, 2012 11:30am PDT
placed in its headquarters in beaverton, oregon, in the united states. complex communication systems allow the head office to arrange raw materials and allocate production to factories around the globe. guangdong has virtually none of the raw materials for making shoes, but they can be imported through hong kong. and here in hong kong, we finally meet the unsung hero of the global economy-- the freight container of containerized shipping. this homely steel box holds up to 60,000 pounds of raw materials, like rubr or leather or finished goods like sneakers. and since it was invented in 1956, it has slashed shipping costs dramatically. in just the last 15 years, the cost of shipping a vcr across the pacific was reduced by 95% from $30 to about $1.50. computer tracking and instant communications have also improved efficiency of the global assembly line. as these bar codes are read, nike's main computer on the other side ofhe world is automatically updated. the computer tracks production supplies right to the factory floor.d. this leather came from venezuela, the rubber from malaysia. th
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Sep 26, 2012 7:30pm PDT
the united states. and so we happened to be in san francisco, went to the zen center there, and talked to paul haller, one of the leaders. and i asked him about some of these key buddhist ideas, particularly about no self and what is the practice, what's the goal that he's looking for. so if we could, let's listen to a believer, and expert on buddhism, paul haller at the san francisco zen center. [bells ringing] >> what a beautiful, peaceful oasis in the middle of a busy city. we're at the san francisco zen center, and we're going to be looking at zen buddhism today. certainly, this is a wonderful symbol of what i think we're going to find, because at the heart of the buddhist experience is that very religious, very spiritual quest for peace and interconnectedness. now the story of the buddha is something that we'll be exploring here throughout this part of the experiential dimension. but today we want to go to an expert, paul haller, who's been practicing zen buddhism for many, many years, and is resident in this center. he's going to help us understand one of the buddha's key
LINKTV
Sep 27, 2012 10:00am PDT
family first come to the united states. we ask him to celebrate santa claus. and he felt really out of place. however, after 20 years now, 30 years now it become almost a new tradition to our family. something that has been great living here is that we have been much more aware of other cultures. and for instance, when time comes for winter, we know then we have to be part of kwanzaa we know we have to be part of hanukkah we know we have to be part of las posadas, part of christmas. so, you know, when you got to adopt that perspective about holidays that's what is rich, is enriching us as a family. the caption center wgbh educational foundation] funding for this program [with captioning] was provided by: additional funding is provided by: and:
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